Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Piper J3C, N7039H: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N7039H

FAA Flight Standards District Office: HOUSTON FSDO SW-09


AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE AND LANDED IN A PASTURE NEAR BRENHAM, TEXAS.


Date: 30-JAN-17

Time: 21:48:00Z
Regis#: N7039H
Aircraft Make: PIPER/DEAR
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: BRENHAM
State: TEXAS 


No one was severely injured when a two-passenger experimental plane glided into a field north of I-10 near mile marker 65.   
The crash occurred Monday morning when the pilot began to lose altitude shortly after takeoff.

 However, he was able to maneuver the aircraft safely to the ground. 

Officials on the scene said a faulty fuel line is believed to have caused the crash, and the incident is under investigation with Federal Aviation Administration.

Source:  http://www.jenningsdailynews.net

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